pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2005
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
When youíre dealing with the cheapest beers, youíre not so much looking for good taste as much as lack of bad tastes. Oly fits the bill here. I used to mix a can with 20 or so ounces of orange juice after a long morning run, and the result was pretty much fizzy orange juice with just a hint of beer taste.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a good brew for an american light beer. Clean, refreshing and smooth. No funk or lingering aftertaste. It actually does seem that the water is higher quality than typical light beers. It may be all in my head and its made in the back of the bud factory, but it is my new go to cheapo brew. Golden amber in color, a little head and lacing, not too carbonated. Just go get some, you will enjoy it. Get the Orange box!
beertholomeus (751) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow with a thick white head. Grass, grain, light floral hop and malt aroma. Corn, grass, grain, light floral hop and malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Grain and grass finish.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Stamped on the bottom of the can, it reads "July 28, 2014."
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was an extremely clear yellow color with fast rising carbonation feeding into the head. A vast amount of carbonated foamy clingy lacing sticks nicely to the glass as the head dies.
The smell has the cooked corn and rice but actually doesnít come across as disgusting as some other AALís.
The taste is sweet through the previously mentioned smells. There is no aftertaste nor is there any finish.
On the palate, it sits fairly light and shows an exceptionally well sessionability. The carbonation sits fairly well for the style and comes across fairly smooth.
Overall, whoah, where did this come from? Finally, an AAL I can get behind. In my opinion, this blows Budweiser outa the water. I was a little surprised about this, but say to the AAL crowd seek this over Budweiser and youíll be surprised.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Kingís Hardware, Seattle
Blond color. Poor aroma and flavor, some corn, and very low bitterness.
Headbanger (3275) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with almost no head. Aroma of corn, grains, and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew was not as bad as I thought it would be.
Davhgbrew (934) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Being that macros can brew with up to 50% adjuncts I expected the typical grainy sweet swill out of oíl "oly" here. To my surprise with the first sip it was pleasantly clean tasting with a light but solid malt flavor. Then I pulled up the commercial description and found it was 95% malt, shocking but validating.There is less carbonation bite in this pale lager than most macros, but with its subtly sweet malty clean refreshing flavor this brew is the adjunct lager for the PNW! Next time Iím at a bbq or ball game hand me an "oly"!
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick, frothy white head which gradually recedes leaving mild lacing. Clear, light golden appearance with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: white bread dough, yeast, maybe a little corn.
Mouthfeel: light bodied and fairly fizzy with a pleasant dry finish.
Flavor: lightly toasted barley malt, yeast roll, corn and some grassy hops in the finish.
Overall: pleasant and easy drinking. Well done to the style.
HughConway (784) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Pours yellow, itís beery. Not much that can be said, or should be said. Not like when Clint was drinking it back in the 70s. But then, not much is like the 70s anymore.
DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz can, thanks to b3shine. Date printed on the bottom of the can reads 1/07/13. Clear golden orange color, with some dark particles suspended in the body. Bigger off-white head. Good thin bit retains. Leaves plenty, thicker lace. Stale, musty, lightly skunky malt aroma. Lightly acidic chalky bite. Moderate bitter, light sour taste, moderate sweet. Definite awful acidic bite in the finish. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Texture and appearance arenít too bad, but the taste and flavor is just way awful. I managed to finish this, though, so itís got that going for it. A fair amount of effort on my part was required. I had a sandwich to help me with the process.
BeerFunGuy (622) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smells like pabst. Looks like pabst. Tastes like pabst. Wait is that a hipster? Pretty sure.
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